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Emotional Causes of Illness (D-J)


  • Deafness: Rejection, stubbornness, isolation. What don’t you want to hear? “Don’t bother me.”

  • Depression: Anger you feel you do not have a right to have. Hopelessness.

  • Diabetes: Longing for what might have been. A great need to control. Deep sorrow. No sweetness left.

  • Dry eyes: Angry eyes. Refusing to see with love. Would rather die than forgive. Being spiteful.


  • Ear: Represents the capacity to hear. – Ache: Anger. Not wanting to hear. Too much turmoil. Household arguing.

  • Eczema: Breath-taking antagonism. Mental eruptions.

  • Edema: What or who won’t you let go of?

  • Elbow: Represents changing directions and accepting new experiences.

  • Emphysema: Fear of taking in life. Not worthy of living.

  • Endometriosis: Insecurity, disappointment and frustration. Replacing self-love with sugar. Blamers.

  • Epilepsy: Sense of persecution. Rejection of life. A feeling of great struggle. Self-violence.

  • Epstein-Barr Virus: Pushing beyond one’s limits. Fear of not being good enough. Draining all inner support. Stress.

  • Eye: Represents the capacity to see clearly past, present, future. – Astigmatism: “I” trouble. Fear of really seeing the self. – Hyperopia: Fear of the present. – Myopia: Fear of the future.


  • Face: Represents what we show the world.

  • Fat or Weight issues: Oversensitivity. Often represents fear and shows a need for protection. Fear may be a cover for hidden anger and a resistance to forgive. Running away from feelings. Insecurity, self-rejection and seeking fulfillment. – Arms: Anger at being denied love. – Belly: Anger at being denied nourishment. – Hips: Lumps of stubborn anger at the parents. – Thighs: Packed childhood anger. Often rage at the father.

  • Fibroid Tumors: Nursing a hurt from a partner. A blow to the feminine ego.

  • Fungus: Stagnating beliefs. Refusing to release the past. Letting the past rule today.


  • Gallstones: Bitterness. Hard thoughts. Condemning. Pride.

  • Gastritis: Prolonged uncertainty. A feeling of doom.

  • Gout: The need to dominate. Impatience, anger.


  • Hands: Hold and handle. Clutch and grip. Grasping and letting go. Caressing. Pinching. All ways of dealing with experiences.

  • Hay Fever: Emotional congestion. Fear of the calendar. A belief in persecution. Guilt.

  • Headaches: Invalidating the self. Self-criticism. Fear.

  • Heart: Represents the center of love and security. – Heart Attack: Squeezing all the joy out of the heart in favor of money or position. Feeling alone and scared. “I’m not good enough. I don’t do enough. I’ll never make it.” – Heart Problems: Longstanding emotional problems. Lack of joy. Hardening of the heart. Belief in strain and stress.

  • Heartburn: Fear. Fear. Fear. Clutching Fear.

  • Hemorrhoids: Fear of deadlines. Anger of the past. Afraid to let go. Feeling burdened.

  • Hepatitis: Resistance to change. Fear, anger, hatred. Liver is the seat of anger and rage.

  • Hernia: Ruptured relationships. Strain, burdens, incorrect creative expression.

  • Hip: Carries the body in perfect balance. Major thrust in moving forward. Fear of going forward in major decisions. Nothing to move forward to.

  • Hives: Small, hidden fears. Mountains out of molehills.

  • Hodgkin’s Disease: Blame and a tremendous fear of not being good enough. A frantic race to prove one’s self until the blood has no substance left to support itself. The joy of life is forgotten in the race of acceptance.

  • Hyperactivity: Fear. Feeling pressured and frantic.

  • Hypoglycemia: Overwhelmed by the burdens in life.


  • Impotence: Sexual pressure, tension, guilt. Social beliefs. Spite against a previous mate. Fear of mother.

  • Incontinence: Emotional overflow. Years of controlling emotions.

  • Indigestion: Gut-level fear, dread, anxiety. Griping and grunting.

  • Infection: Irritation, anger, annoyance.

  • Inflammation: Fear. Seeing red. Inflamed thinking. Anger and frustration about conditions you are looking at in your life.

  • Influenza: Response to mass negativity and beliefs. Fear. Belief in statistics.

  • Ingrown Toenail: Worry and guilt about your right to move forward.

  • Injuries: Anger at the self. Feeling guilty.

  • Insanity: Fleeing from the family. Escapism, withdrawal. Violent separation from life.

  • Insomnia: Fear. Not trusting the process of life. Guilt.


  • Jaundice: Internal and external prejudice. Unbalanced reason.

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